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Dual Doctoral Degree Fellows

The purpose of the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (Kirschstein-NRSA) is to provide support to individuals for combined MD/PhD and other dual doctoral degree training (e.g. DO/PhD, DDS/PhD, AuD/PhD). The participating Institutes award this Kirschstein-NRSA individual fellowship (F30) to qualified applicants with the potential to become productive, independent, highly trained physician-scientists and other clinician-scientists, including patient-oriented researchers in their scientific mission areas. This funding opportunity supports individual predoctoral F30 fellowships with the expectation that these training opportunities will increase the number of future investigators with both clinical knowledge and skills in basic, translational or clinical research. More info...

American Physician Scientist Association (APSA)

From APSA, information on numerous predoctoral level funding opportunities.  Some, like the NRSA F30 described above, will support PhD and MD training while most will support training during the PhD years.
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Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

From the AAMC, funding opportunities specifically for MD/PhD Trainees.  They separate their list into two sections; your program encourages you to apply for independent funding using both lists. More info...

NIH: Grant Review Process & Tips for Applicants

The NIH Center for Scientific Review produced two videos, "NIH Peer Review Revealed" and "NIH Tips for Applicants" that you will find useful at some point in your career as a physician-scientist. More info...

NIH provides guidelines for reviewers of F30 fellowship applications which may be useful as you prepare your application: F Award Criteria at a Glance and F30 Guide for Reviewers

MSTP Research Training During Clinical Years - examples of research activities during the clinical years, for F30 applications